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What To Do For Vaginal Irritation Caused By Enuresis

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The Well Project

Questions and Answers: Microbicides Against HIV

...birth control. Women who are not at risk for HIV can use N-9 for birth control purposes safely. Condoms with N-9 provide no more protection against pregnancy or infection than plain lubricated condoms. Since N-9 condoms may cause irritation, they should not be used. Products with N-9 should NEVER be used for anal sex. Taking Care of Yourself Until microbicides are available, the best way to protect yourself and your partner from...
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side affect involving bed wetting

Im just curious as this has never happened in my life before, but Im suspecting since I started taking atripla, I've been having accidents during the night of my bladder releaving itself or leakage. Have you heard of this before??? Im also taking...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The efavirenz in Atripla could effect your sleep pattern and bladder control and contribute to the problem of loss of bladder control during the night. You might try taking the Atripla in the AM after discussing with your HIV specialist. If that... Read more »

Stop taking medicine (WHAT DOES UNDETECTABLE MEAN,2011)

Hi Dr,I live with my cousin who is HIV positive. We are just roommates, nothing freaky like that. I'm really concerned about him. He was taking the medicine (multiple pill form) for almost a year and he became undetectable. He has since lost his job...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Your cousin is either misinformed or in denial; most likely the latter, as he was clearly advised not to stop antiretroviral therapy (ART) once he started it. Regarding what undetectable means, perhaps I should back up a bit and explain what a... Read more »

Bedwetting - Atripla?

Ever since I've started medications for my HIV, I have occasional episodes where I urinate in my sleep. It often occurs with a dream that I have to use the bathroom but I don't actually wake up to go. I've never had this issue before. The other...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Certainly efavirenz can cause lingerine significant sleep/central nervous system side effects in a minority of patients (< 10%) continuing after the first Read more »

sustive dreams and bedwetting

ok this is embarrasing but since I started on Sustiva and Truvada 3 months ago I have wet the bed during the night 6 times. Each time I am dreaming I am going to the bathroom but am only deep in dreamland. I do not drink alcohol and have tried...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Sustiva (efavirenz) can have strong and strange persistent effects on sleeping in a small percentage of patients. I would discuss with your HIV specialist whether a trial on an alternative medication might be warranted. KH Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Candidiasis (Thrush)

...The Bottom Line What Is Thrush? Candidiasis is a common opportunistic infection in people with HIV. It is an infection caused by a common type of yeast (or fungus) called candida. This yeast is found in most people's bodies. A healthy... Read more »
Project Inform

Systemic Candidiasis

... Table of Contents Cause Diagnosis Treatment Antifungal Drugs and Pregnancy Side Effects The Problem of Antifungal Resistance Drug Interactions Read more »
The Well Project

Fungal Infections

...harmful infections, especially in HIV-positive people. Candidiasis Candidiasis is a very common fungal infection usually caused by Candida albicans . This yeast-like fungus is found in all healthy people. The immune system and bacteria... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...been observed?essentially zero. Incorrect interpretations of conclusions drawn from laboratory studies have in some instances caused unnecessary alarm. Results from laboratory studies should not be used to assess specific personal risk of... Read more »
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Two weeks down and a life time to live

Posted by trulife, 2 Replies
Well's the end of two weeks on Atripla and so far things are going well. Side effects have been limited and are now subsiding. My biggest problem so far is swallowing the pill. I have always had trouble swallowing pills...go figure...a... Read more »

What foolish and senseless behavior. Please Help!

Posted by brainshom, 1 Reply
...putting on the condom which might have gotten some fluid onto my fingers. I do not know if I am being paranoid or have serious cause to be concerned about my exposure. About 5 weeks weeks after the incident, my skin started itching on its own... Read more »

HIV Positive?

Posted by shinpai, 2 Replies
...and could they mean that I'm HIV positive after this encounter? The guy and I broke up around the time I started feeling the vaginal irritation (I found out he'd been cheating) and I wonder if stress could cause some of these symptoms. I have... Read more »

vaginal intercourse also anal sex

Posted by bovvylee, 1 Reply
... I been with this guy for one month and he ask me could we do orgry with his brother and I was in hurray saying yes cause he Italian and my boyfriend is very hung so we did alot of four play and it happen last night we all had wild night and his Read more »